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Get To Know: Stephen Smith

This appears in the March 25 editions of Spotlight News.

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Zappa playing Egg

Dweezil Zappa continues to carry his father’s torch

Zappa Plays Zappa returns to Albany, when it takes to the stage at The Egg, Tuesday, April 7.

South Colonie Central School District presents first budget draft

The South Colonie Central School District projects its 2015-16 budget to fall around $96.1 million, an increase of less than 1 percent from the previous school year.

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A fresh look at Alzheimer’s research

High school senior conducts research looking into preventing disease

Like other 17-year-old high school seniors, Muhammad Ali is contemplating internships and college plans. But what sets Ali apart from his fellow students is his groundbreaking research in Alzheimer’s disease.

Milan look available on the cheap

From Etsy to Delmar, catwalk look is not expensive

Congratulations, we have officially made it to spring. How will you be celebrating after this long winter?

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Girls lacrosse: A tale of two teams

Shaker looks to remain on top of the heap, while Colonie wants to move up

Two girls lacrosse teams in the town have different sets of goals.

Skylane and Blu-Bell to be demolished

Owner of motels agrees to tear down buildings for all fines excused

Skylane and Blu-Bell owner Alex Patel agreed to demolish the two motels after hundreds of violations were found over one year ago.

EDITORIAL: NIMBY’s been busy

This editorial appears in the March 25 editions of Spotlight News;.

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Finding Watterson

Newest “Calvin and Hobbes” book lends insight into why artist Bill Watterson stopped the popular comic strip

The artistic form of the comic strip has existed for some time, dating back to medieval tapestries that depicted sequential pictures. Newspapers started running the humorous and satirical printed strips in America around the end of the 19th century.

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Historic barn needs TLC

County lawmakers provide emergency funding to address poor foundation conditions

As the Shaker Heritage Society celebrates the centennial anniversary of the 1915 Barn Complex, the historic site is preparing to undergo some much-needed repairs and renovations.

Hannaford donates to food banks

Grocery chain gives $10,000 in food for hunger-relief campaign

Hannaford Supermarkets donated 731 cases of food to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley last week.

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Get To Know: Matthew Bixby

This appears in the March 18 editions of Spotlight News.

Fitness: Let’s get real

Reality television is not real

She had just completed her final weigh in at our most recent challenge and wasn’t happy with losing almost 20 pounds in 8 weeks. When I asked my client what she thought she’d lose, she said, “At least fifty.”

Concept approval for Afrim Sports

Second regional dome is another step closer to being built

Final steps are underway for the new Afrim Sports soccer complex to be built in Colonie after concept acceptance from the Planning Board.

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Look to the women for guidance

Iranian journalist Nazila Fathi speaks on politics of the world at Siena College

Iranian journalist Nazila Fathi left Siena College students and area residents with one main message—in order to change a society, look to the women.

Fashion: Hello, Sunshine

Usher in spring by bringing color into your accessories

Say goodbye to Old Man Winter. It’s time to break out of the dark and come to the light.

South Colonie expects increased staffing budget

Distrcit anticipates tax levy of 1.98 percent, budget gap unknown

Despite having no state aid numbers, South Colonie Central School District anticipates a 3 percent increase in its instructional budget.

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Playing with house money

Oscar nominated actor Chazz Palminteri talks about life, upcoming show at Proctors

It all started with a conversation between an old man and a bouncer outside the door of an exclusive club.

EDITORIAL: What cable TV taught us

This editorial appears in the March 18 editions of Spotlight News.

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In the name of science

Siena College officially opens new science center

Siena College celebrated the end of its new high-tech science center’s first semester debut with a dedication ceremony.

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